PRIDE has also been providing long-term support to the Government-run Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). It assists in building the capacity of the teachers and enhancing the learning environment of the children by promoting creative educational materials, and organizing medical camps thus providing an enabling environment for the children to grow. With the objective of providing a practical experience PRIDE has set up its own balwadis, as a model centre which implements the best practices of ECCD. At the Balwadis or pre-school centers, children are taught language and mathematics through various activities aimed at enhancing their creativity and talent. Regular meetings and trainings are held for all caregivers or people who play a crucial and formative role in the early years of a child’s life
With over 30 years of experience in the early childhood care, the organization with its demonstrated pedagogy,reached out to a larger number of children by training the NGO partners trainers and strengthening the anganwadi’s across 6 blocks of Raigad district by training the anganwadi workers and village level volunteers. We plan to develop PRIDE as a resource agency in sharing the pedagogy with many more people and thus reach out to larger geography.